Warning issued as conmen target pensioners’ homes in Sheffield

Bogus gardeners have been targeting the homes of elderly residents in parts of Sheffield.

Friday, 22nd February 2019, 09:57 am
Updated Monday, 25th March 2019, 12:00 pm

Officers from Sheffield South East neighbourhood police team said conmen had been knocking on doors in the area this week.

In a statement, the team said: “Please do not pay for work before it’s completed and always go with a reputable company. If you’re not sure about anyone calling at your house for work, call us.”

The officers also advised people to ask for ID of workers.

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Anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.